Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police, has ordered an investigation into the molestation of protesters arrested at the Lekki tollgate area of the state, on Saturday.
Security operatives had arrested some youths, who were protesting the resumption of operations at the Lekki tollgate, and later charged them to court.
However, a Yaba magistrate court granted bail to the arrested protesters.
In a video that went viral on Saturday, the protesters were seen crowded inside what appeared to be a van, with many of them half-naked.
According to a statement on Sunday by Muyiwa Adejobi, police spokesperson, the commissioner ordered Adegoke Fayoade, office-in-charge of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, to analyse the video and ensure that those responsible for the harassment of the protesters are brought to book.
“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested ‘EndSARS protesters’ were being molested in a bus by some individuals after their arrest,” the statement reads.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who was piqued by this unprofessional and inhuman act, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to analyse the video and bring to book whoever that must have been responsible for the act.
“CP Hakeem Odumosu reiterates that inasmuch as the command is resolute in enforcing all laws in the state, it will not deviate from the Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force and provisions of the law in discharging its duties; noting that the command will fish out those responsible for the molestation and ensure they are punished for their unprofessional conduct.
“He further urged Lagosians to be law-abiding and maintain peace at all times as the police and other security agencies will not allow any violence and breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.”